1 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: 
2 a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, 
3 a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, 
4 a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, 
5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
 6 a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, 
7 a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, 
8 a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8



I was sick for a week with what many of you are having too. I’m not a doctor, but my best advice is stay home and rest while taking medication. Avoid it if you can. Pray for family members and friends that you know are going through similar symptoms.


Pray for those who have surgeries and other procedures. Many of you know Estelle Warren Watson from my area. She is having surgery for shoulder issues today. Your prayers will be appreciated.

Jerry Doughty who was holpitalized recently is home. Please continue to pray for him.

Continue to pray for Andy (and Betty) Taylor. Hospitals are not like being at home.

Clarence “Jimmy” Davis, Jr.

July 5, 1965  –  January 2, 2023

Services for Mr. Clarence “Jimmy” Davis, Jr. will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, January 9, 2023 in the chapel at Hixson Brothers Funeral Home in Alexandria with Brother Clint Mitchell officiating. Burial will follow in the Palmer Chapel Cemetery in Kolin.

Pallbearers will be Alton Ray, Rowdy Ray, Ridge Ray, Scott Crawford, Samuel Mitchell, and Trenton Williams.

Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Bowen, Hutch Hutchinson, Burl Brown, Brent Poche, Jerry Clark, Mike Pearson, Richard Basco, Bert Stilley, Scott Slay, and Chad Thrash.

The family requests that a visitation be observed on Sunday, January 8, 2023 at 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. and on Monday from 9 a.m. until the time of service at Hixson Brothers Funeral Home in Alexandria.

Jimmy, 57, of Pineville, was born on July 5, 1965 in Covington, and passed from this life on Monday, January 2, 2023 at his home in Pineville.

During his working life, he was the Facility Maintenance Manager with Central State Hospital. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #2952, Cenla Bowling Association, and he was an avid fan of all types of motor sports and LSU Athletics.

He was preceded in death by his father, Clarence “Skinny” Davis, Sr.

Those left to cherish in his memory include his wife, Tammy Hutchinson Davis; mother, Billie Speed Galloway; sons, Colin Glenn Davis (Devon Elaine Davis) and Chris Tyler Davis (Jessica Lynn Davis); daughter, Brittani Allison Davis (Laney Marie Davis); brother, Alton Ray (Scarlett); sister, Charlotte Prim (Steve); 2 grandsons, Connor and Zander; fur babies, Pixie, Tinkerbell, and Izzy; numerous nieces and nephews.

The family has designated, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Louisiana Hunters for Hero’s at 136 Mallard Ave. West Monroe, LA 71291 or (318) 278-2909.


Luke 4: 14 – 5:11

Many people rejected Jesus because . . . .

PRAYER FOCUS TODAY: Today, let’s pray for our country as some of our leaders in Washington D.C. work for the fourth day to find leader in congress. Our prayers can make a difference.


Tomorrow is the day for the workshop I have been telling you about. We will have different tasks being done – some involve standing, some sitting. It is great to help prepare items for packing shoeboxes in the coming months. Best os all, today we get to work together with others who also have a heart for missions. Most of the people will be those you see at church regularly, but don’t have the opportunity to get to know. Working together on a mission project for a couple of hours helps you to get to know some other better, which is a real blessing. Join us if you are available.

Thanks to those who have contributed to OCC. You are so important in our shoebox ministry. Thank you to all who participate in any way.

Anna Lee